Application period: Fri 15.01.2016 - Sat 30.04.2016
Tekes is announcing a joint China-Finland call for companies for cleantech, ICT, urbanization and design research, development & innovation (R&D&I) projects. The call is being conducted by Tekes, the Ministry of Science and Technology of People's Republic of China (MoST) together with Jiangsu and Zhejiang S&T Departments. Applicants are expected to focus on larger scale cooperation R&D&I pilots and demonstrations. The projects designing and conducting demonstrations by a consortium of several companies are prioritized. The deadline of the call is 30th April 2016.
Based on the Science & Technology Cooperation Agreement between P.R. China and Finland Governments, and the Memorandum of Understanding for China-Finland Cooperation between the Ministry of Science and Technology of People's Republic of China (MoST) and Tekes, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation this is the notice of the call for proposals for bilateral joint projects.
The funding will be granted according to both countries' usual funding principles. Tekes funds risky projects that create new know-how and innovations. The funding must have an integral impact on the project and the intended results must be significant considering funding. Tekes selects for funding projects that create in the long-term the greatest benefits for the Finnish economy and society. The other applications and the project's impacts on other companies and society are taken into account in the evaluation of applications.
Both sides agree that the aim of this call is to focus on larger scale cooperation R&D&I pilots and demonstration in areas of Cleantech, ICT, Urbanization and Design. Furthermore concept of the Smart City Development has been identified to support all those four areas with the following more focused project themes:
Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency (including but not limited to industrial energy saving, ESCO services, green buildings, renewable energy, bio material comprehensive utilization, city-level district heating and centralized cooling solutions, building-level centralized heating and cooling solution, bio-refinery, etc.)
Air pollution control and management (including but not limited to indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring and solutions, etc.)
Waste & water management (including but not limited to waste management design, waste recycling, bio-gas collection, waste water solutions, etc.)
Smart City Planning & Design (including but not limited to smart city concept, green and sustainable buildings and construction, smart traffic, sports arena concepts and design, architectural design and industrial design, etc.).
See provincial information on the web-pages of the Jiangsu Province S&T Department (TBA) and the Zhejiang Province S&T Department (TBA).
To the projects submitted by Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces:
The proposals should comply with the following criteria:
Both countries will carry out an independent evaluation of the joint R&D applications and will select the eligible project to be financially supported in accordance with their National Laws and Regulations.
The successful projects will be jointly selected by the two implementing organizations based on the project criteria and requirements specified in the application form. The projects preparing, designing or implementing demonstrations in above mentioned focus areas in Section II.
The MoST has limited the maximum funding for Chinese project up to 1.5 million RMB (ca. 215 000 Euros). Tekes will follow the Tekes normal funding rules.
The call for proposal will start on January 15th, 2015 and the deadline is April 30th, 2016.
In this call companies must use Tekes's normal application form for companies. To Tekes online service.
I. Contact in Finland: Mr. Markku Lämsä
Tel: +358 29 50 55793
Address: P.O.Box 69, Helsinki
Post Code: 00101
II. Contact in China (Beijing): Mr. Arto Mustikkaniemi
Tel: +86 138 1020 4014
Address: Kerry Centre, South Tower 24F, 1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Post Code: 100020 P.R.China
III. Contact in China (Shanghai): Mr. Jarmo Heinonen
Tel: +86 21 6104 1477
Address: Rm 402, Bldg 2, 690 Bibo Road, Shanghai
Post Code: 201203 P.R. China
I. Policy consulting: European Division, Intl Cooperation Dept. MoST
Contact person: LI Ruiguo, YANG He
Tel: 010-58881351, 010-58881356
II. Application receiving: European Division, China S&T Exchange and Communication Center
Contact person: XIA Huanhuan, DAI Lei
Tel: 010-68513370, 010-68598075
III. Jiangsu Contact: WANG Yu, Jiangsu S&T Foreign Exchange Center
IV. Zhejiang Contact: HONG Chenming, Intl Cooperation Division, Zhejiang Provincial S&T Dept.705583